Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in Seattle

Published Dec 12, 2019

Are your children showing an interest in music or the performing arts? If so, here are some great summer camps where they can hone and showcase their talents.

Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in Seattle

Whether your children are looking to build confidence or need an activity to unleash their creativity, we recommend signing them up for a performing-arts camp. It really doesn’t matter whether they can sing, dance, or act. They'll get amazing instruction at these camps. Who knows—maybe they're stars in the making!

The Moonpaper Tent

Moonpaper Tent hosts summer camps that combine drama, art, and storytelling into one dynamic camp. Camps have a maximum of 10 kids, and two adults will lead each group. 

Youth Theatre Northwest

This summer, your children will travel to enchanted worlds and faraway places through the power of their imagination and with the magic of live theatre. Crafted with fun and popular themes, Youth Theatre Northwest camps get students to expand their creativity, express their individuality, and hone their theatre skills.

Photo Credit: Youth Theatre Northwest

Seattle JazzED

Seattle JazzED in a music school in Seattle that was founded by music educators who believe that every child, regardless of background or financial circumstances, should have the chance to play music.

During the summer, Seattle JazzED hosts the Jazz Prep Camp for beginner musicians in grades 4 to 8. Participants will learn how to read music and learn to play songs in a beginning band. 

Seattle JazzED also offers the Summer Jazz Ambassadors program, a high-energy two-week summer music camp. Experienced musicians will learn a new repertoire as part of a multi-age ensemble. This camp is open to students in grades 6 to 12. 

The Music Factory

During the summer, the Music Factory hosts its Summer Rock Camps. Camps are usually one week long and run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Students will learn how to play in a group and work towards performing a small concert for their friends and family at the end of the week. 

Off the Wall School of Music

Off the Wall offers 5-day rock band camps for students all summer long. Students will form small groups of 3 to 5 members and work on putting together a music video and stage performance by the end of the week. The performance takes place on a rooftop, just like the Beattles!

Student-teach ratios are as low as  3 to 1, which means that students learn faster and better. Camps are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with aftercare until 5 p.m. available. 

Photo Credit: Off the Wall School of Music

Variety Plus Theater

Variety Plus Theater presents musical adaptions of classic children's stories. In the summer, the theater hosts drama and dance camps for ages 7 and up. Students will write, create, and perform a production of a classic story. Along the way, they will learn acting, dancing, improvisation, and theatre techniques. At the end of the week, students will perform their production for their families. 

Broadway Bound

Every summer, Broadway Bound hosts 10 to 11 weeks of musical-theatre summer camps. Kids 5 to 18 will work together to produce their own short show featuring music from some broadway hits, like Hamilton and Moana

Two-week intensive camps are also available for kids 14 to 17, who will work on a 30-minute performance. 

Photo Credit: Broadway Bound 

Allegro Performing Arts Academy

Allegro offers a variety of summer camps. Dance camps and intensives are offered for dancers to keep up their training throughout the summer. Allegro also hosts a musical theater and drama camp, which combines singing, dancing, and acting. 

Stone Soup Theatre

By attending one of Stone Soup Theatre's summer camps, your children will expand their imaginations, develop their acting skills, and make new friends. 

Camps are one week long, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and, depending on the camp, open to ages 6 to 16. All camps end with a performance. 

Hopefully this list inspired you to grab an instrument, ballet shoes, or costume and head off to the coolest camp in town. If none of the performing arts camps met your kid's killer creative needs, feel free to check out our huge selection of other awesome local camps and classes here.

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